The Other McCain

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‘The Pack of Right-Wing Polemicists Who Make Big Bucks Spewing Rage . . .’

Posted on | January 18, 2011 | 19 Comments

That’s Joe Scarborough talking about . . . whom? The comment in Scarborough’s Politico column is directed at Glenn Beck, but who are the rest of these right-wingers he’s talking about?

Rush Limbaugh? Sean Hannity? Laura Ingraham?

From there, Scarborough pivots to indict 2012 Republican presidential candidates:

We know Palin won’t call out irresponsible language or lead the discussion back to civility, but who will?
Where was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who covets the moral authority to lead his party in 2012? Is there anything — anything at all — a member of his own party can say that offends this man?
Or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who refused to call out his state’s best-known congresswoman, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, for saying that the best way to oppose energy legislation is to be “armed and dangerous.”
Or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Oh, wait. Never mind.
From their defensive crouch, these candidates are clearly scared to do the right thing by calling out reckless rhetoric. . . .
It’s time to grow up, act responsibly and start planning for the 2012 election.

Very easy to say, I suppose, from the studios at 30 Rock.


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